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Strong Women of Egypt

This road map opened the door for Egyptian women and the feminist movement to build a different future inspired by the rights enshrined in the constitution to secure bread, freedom, social justice, and human dignity.

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Featured, In the News, Middle East, Politics

A New Constitution for the People: An Interview with Egypt Constitutional Committee Member Houda Elsadda

Elsadda insists that “people matter,” – who is at the table, engaging in discussions will have a decisive role.

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Featured, In the News, Middle East, Politics

A Revolution, Not a Coup: The ability and power of the Egyptian people

Egyptians are hopeful because we recognized our energy, ability, and power to change.

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Featured, In the News, Politics

Famed Egyptian Feminist Nawal Saadawi Visits Moroccan Activists, As Egypt’s Fate Hangs in the Balance

Democracy can not only be practiced by going to the polls, when at home a father rules as patriarch, as dictator.

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Featured, In the News, Middle East, Politics

Another revolution in Egypt: Insights from Egyptian feminist Amal Abdel Hadi

Two years after the sparkle of the revolution in Egypt, Amal, now preparing to go back to Tahrir square on Sunday June 30th talks about her hopes and fears during this turning point in Egypt history.

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In the News, Law, Middle East, Politics, Region

Changing Attitudes on Personal Status Codes in MENA

Posted on 28 January 2013

“Undoubtedly personal status laws are one main source of the violence practiced against women.” Continue Reading

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Issues, Law, Middle East, Politics

Activists warn that Arab women being ignored in post-revolutionary period at opening of EWR conference

Posted on 25 January 2013

“This is the time when everybody forgets about women, conservative and liberal forces as well” Continue Reading

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Education, In the News, Law, Middle East, Politics

Leadership and Political Participation Classes Motivate and Inspire Lebanese Women to Claim Equal Citizenship

Posted on 11 January 2013

Women graduate from leadership courses in Lebanon take on front roles in stepping up the Claiming Equal Citizenship Campaign in 2013 Lina Abou-Habib CRTD.A / WLP-Lebanon 6 January 2012 During the past year, CRTD.A engaged in a series of Leadership and Political Participation training targeting Lebanese women married to non-nationals and who suffer from the [...] Continue Reading

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Asia, Education

G-TOT Malaysia Speaks Out!

Posted on 24 May 2012

Participants from WLP's most recent Global Training of Trainers (TOT) in Malaysia blog about their experiences: Continue Reading

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Asia, Education

My H.I.P. Experience in Malaysia

Posted on 23 May 2012

Betty shared a little progressive secret with me...and with her consent I am going to share. Continue Reading

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Asia, Education, Politics, Uncategorized

NEWS FROM G-TOT team: Malaysia Training happening NOW!!!

Posted on 23 May 2012

Happily, the pre-institute participants realized that, in a subtle way, we are all politicians and are in one way or the other involved in the games of politics in our daily interaction. Continue Reading

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In the News, Middle East, Politics, Technology, Violence

History books vs YouTube: Democratization and the Arab Spring

Posted on 19 March 2012

Today, YouTube and easily-duplicated digital records are standing neck-to-neck with these official narratives; multiple accounts will live on. Continue Reading

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Issues, Middle East, Region, Violence

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Rashida Manjoo Meets with Palestinian Women

Posted on 09 January 2012

Different themes such as feminist methodology for documentation, institutionalizing memory, theory and practice in history, and healing the souls of the oppressed were discussed. Continue Reading

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In the News, Politics

The myth of evil women in power: when the media participates in the demonization of women

Posted on 05 December 2011

My colleagues at WLP shared this disturbing reminder of the common issues facing women in politics, regardless of where they are: How to Hit a Woman – The new anti-Elizabeth Warren ad, and how political attack ads differ when the target is female. (the article appeared in Slate on November 22, 2011) Continue Reading

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In the News, Middle East, Politics

Despite Setbacks, Women Will Make a Difference

Posted on 25 November 2011

But the most important thing is that women must not allow the setbacks to lead them to lose their courage or their faith in themselves. They should continue to believe that they can and will make a difference. Continue Reading

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In the News, Middle East, Politics

Toward Women’s Rights in the Middle East

Posted on 02 November 2011

As the Arab Spring fades into a hard winter of critical decision-making, the United States must give these dedicated women its firm support for a social transformation that is fundamental, not cosmetic, and that moves toward democracy and equality for all members of society. Continue Reading

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Education, Issues

Expanding Impact Across Borders: The Beginning of the Global Training of Trainers Institutes

Posted on 19 October 2011

Partner organizations from Bahrain, Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Turkey, and Zimbabwe participated in the Introductory Session that was rich, fun-filled, and experiential. Continue Reading

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